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  • Success Doesn't Happen By Accident
    by Bob Roth - January 5, 2017
    Most students want to be successful in college. They know that their success in college can lead to success in their careers and in life. However, success does not happen by accident. Yet, not every student is ready to accept that fact. Unfortunately, some students get it wrong. They come to college with the single goal of having some fun. Of course, that is a choice that students can make. However, fun should only be a...
  • Career Fair Clues
    with Courtney Steding and Tim Muma - December 9, 2016
    Finding ways to actually speak with employers is a key to landing your first job, and career fairs give you the opportunity to do so. Courtney Steding, associate director of career services at Penn State Behrend, joins Tim Muma to discuss the vital components of successfully taking advantage of a career fair's design. Courtney clues us into the minor and major strategies that will help you along the way.
  • The Importance Of Work Experience
    by Bob Roth - December 5, 2016
    Students who work as they go through college with internships, part-time and summer jobs give themselves an important advantage in the job market when they graduate. Since not all working students understand how they benefit from their work experiences, it is important for them to think about their jobs as a way to support their career goals. For that to happen, students should understand five factors that improve their o...
  • Should You Study The Humanities?
    by Debra Wheatman - November 25, 2016
    There was recently an article in the Washington Post about college students whose parents forbid them from majoring in liberal arts disciplines. Although it is easy to write this off as overzealous helicopter parenting, it is indicative of a trend over the last thirty years. Undergraduates are eschewing liberal arts degrees in favor of degrees in business or STEM disciplines. It is no coincidence that this has occurred duri...
  • The Truth About For-Profit Universities
    by Debra Wheatman - November 21, 2016
    Dear Deb: I’ve been working full time for 15 years, and have reached what I think is a roadblock in my career. It is clear that in order for me to move to the next level, I need to get my MBA. Honestly, the thought of attending school for years, at night, while I work full-time and attempt to manage my household, turns my stomach. I’ve been looking into online programs, and am leaning toward one via the Unive...
  • Is the Future of School on a Chromebook?
    by Alexandra Levit - November 14, 2016
    When I was growing up, it was all about “Apples in the classroom.” Then, while I was in college, every student had to have access to a PC and connected printer so we our term papers would be legible. If you’re a school-aged child today, though, chances are you’ll interface with Google hardware before you ever hear the words “Apple” and “Microsoft.” My husband grew up in Nor...
  • Have You Told Your College That You Want A Good Job When You Graduate?
    by Bob Roth - November 1, 2016
    Most colleges haven’t gotten the message. Students want and need good jobs when they graduate. However, to accomplish that goal, they need a lot of information and guidance along the way. Both students and their parents want colleges to step up and take a firm hold of that responsibility. As long as students and parents remain relatively silent and docile on this issue, colleges will continue to only pay lip ser...
  • Turning the Entry-Level Resume Into One With Experience
    with Jessica Holbrook Hernandez and Tim Muma - November 1, 2016
    Resumes are a popular topic on LJNRadio for good reason, and for this episode Tim Muma takes a slightly altered approach. He speaks with Jessica Holbrook Hernandez, president and CEO of Great Resumes Fast, who brings her experienced insights with her. The strategy she brings to this show is finding a way to take one's early resume - often short and light on experience - and finding ways to create a stronger, more profession...
  • Current Trends in Learning: Focusing on Performance
    by Alexandra Levit - October 31, 2016
    At SilkRoad Connections, David Wentworth, principal learning analyst at Brandon Hall, shared that most organizational learning is still done in the classroom (66 percent). But classroom learning has its limitations. For one thing, 61 percent of companies believe that employees need to interact with learning on a daily or weekly basis in order to be effective at their jobs. Furthermore, according to the Ebbinghaus Forgett...
  • Is A Business Degree Necessary To Get A Job?
    by Debra Wheatman - October 27, 2016
    Deb: I am a college senior majoring in history and women’s studies. I will be graduating in a few weeks, but I’ve already begun looking for a job. I want to work either for a nonprofit that researches and advocates for women’s rights (I interned with one), or for a publisher doing research on women’s issues. My friends and family think that I am nuts, and that I should get my teaching certificatio...